Pink Champagne - Why So Expensive?

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Mike Steinberger
is a writer for Slate and has recently written an article about the Rose Champagne craze.  For reasons that aren't entirely clear, Rose Champagnes have become incredibly fashionable here in the U.S.  This is causing real headaches for Champagne producers and their importers (not enough supply to satisfy the surging demand).  Enterprising wine houses are jacking up the prices beyond belief.  Dom Perignon's Rose Champagne can go for as much as $400 the bottle, almost 4 times that of their white.  Unlike the trend toward Pinot Noir after the release of the movie Sideways, this craze is baffling.  It is the "Playstation 3" of wines this season.